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    HBCU Plaintiffs Present Powerful Closing Arguments in Equity Lawsuit against State of Maryland

    Challenge State’s Meager Attempts to Provide Viable Solutions to Address Racist Practices (Updated 06/16/2017) - Lawyers representing students and alumni from Maryland’s four HBCU’s ended last week’s HBCU equity trial with powerful arguments justifying the...

    From HBO to HU: Howard AD Davis Brings HBO Savvy to HBCU Sports

    By MARK F. GRAY, Special to the AFRO Few people in sports know the exhilaration of constantly being at the epicenter of world-class events.  Howard University Athletics Director Kery Davis does.  The former HBO Boxing executive...

    DMV HBCU Report: Howard and Bowie State Keep Title Hopes Alive

    By MARK F. GRAY, Special to the AFRO Howard Escapes Morgan with Tough Road Win There’s always a battle of cultures when Howard faces Morgan State in one of the understated HBCU sports rivalries.  When the blue...

    DMV HBCU Report: Bowie State Closer to CIAA North Title; Howard and Morgan Lose

    By MARK F. GRAY, Special to the AFRO Bowie State moved one step closer to playing for their conference championship while Howard and Morgan were all but mathematically eliminated from contention with losses last weekend. BOWIE STATE...

    Bowers, DC’s Popular PA Voice of 30 Years, Suddenly Passes at 55

    By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] The signature public address announcer for D.C. sports has passed away. Shellie Bowers, who was best known for his trademark phrase “HU…you know” during football and basketball games at...

    Increasing Funding to HBCUs is Essential to Ending Educational Inequality

    Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) have been a safe haven for Black students to express themselves without judgement from their white counterparts. In fact, Shirley Caswell wrote in the Washington Post that a...

    DMV HBCU Report: Howard Falls at Norfolk State, While Morgan Stops Delaware State

    By MARK F. GRAY, Staff Writer, [email protected] NORFOLK STATE END HOWARD’S MEAC SEASON WITH LOSS Howard saved its worst for last as the conference portion of its season came to a disappointing conclusion at Norfolk State.  Thanks to...

    Fourth Circuit Orders Maryland to Negotiate With HBCUs

    By Deborah Bailey, Special to the AFRO The US Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ordered plaintiffs representing alumni and graduates of Maryland’s four HBCU’s to the negotiating table for a fourth time, Wednesday. The order is...

    HBCU Contributions Highlighted in New Documentary

    NEW YORK (AP) — Filmmaker Stanley Nelson knew he wanted to tell a story about the nation's historically black colleges and universities — not just about individual HBCUs, many of which have their own...

    Study: White College Admissions Counselors Prefer Deracialized Blacks As Potential Students

    By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO Which prospective Black college students are more likely to get a response from White admissions counselors at predominantly White institutions (PWIs)? According to a study Florida Gulf Coast University...

    Mississippi’s Landmark HBCU Lawsuit Shows the Reach of Inequity Beyond Borders and Across Generations

    Five years from now, the State of Mississippi will make its final payout to its three public historically black universities as mandated by a Supreme Court desegregation decision ordered in 1992 and implemented by...
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